Green Energy Group

Kamrul KH

Kamrul KH

Postdoctoral Fellow

Current Research:  

Design and development of iridium based luminescent materials and their potential application in optical devices and photo-catalysts. Of course ligand desing is a crucial part. My interest is to optoelectronic tuning of the cyclometallating phenylpyridine (ppy) type ligand and ancillary bis(arylimino)acenaphthene (Ar-BIAN) and quarter pyridine type ligands and classical the coordination chemistry and self-assembly with iridium metal. After the synthetic effort, characterization of these ligands and complexes using different spectroscopic and analytical tools and finally investigating their application as dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) (collaboration with Prof. Berlinguette, University of Calgary), light emtiting electrochemical cells (LEECs) and hydrogen production.

Bio:   Kamrul was born in a small town named Kishoregonj, located at the middle part of Bangladesh. He completed his B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc in Chemistry from the Jahangirnagar University. He conducted his masters research with Prof. Syed Safiullah on Environmental Chemistry specifically in the development of filter materials for the removal arsenic from ground water. After his masters, he worked at the Bangladesh Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) as a research fellow for one year. Then, he joined as a Chemistry Lecturer at the Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) of Bangladesh. After enjoying around three years of undergraduate teaching, he decided to undertake his Ph.D. studies and started his Ph.D. in 2007 at the Centre for Green Chemistry & Catalysis at Memorial University, Newfoundland under the supervision of Prof. Chris Kozak. During his Ph.D., he designed iron catalysts supported by amine-bis(phenol) ligands for the epoxidation of olefins and for C-C cross-coupling. Kamrul is currently working on iridium based luminescent materials and their potential application in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), light emitting electrochemical cells (LEECs) and photocatalysts for hydrogen production. Aside from chemistry, he likes to spend his time watching cricket, playing badminton, reading novels and of course spending time with his family.